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New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras Scams & Rip-Offs July 10th, 2018
Thieves are getting more and more ingenious in their schemes to steal your money at automatic teller machines. If you…
work from home jobs in newspaper
Job scams: How to recognize and avoid them Jobs July 10th, 2018
With the dramatic changes in the employment landscape in recent years, more people are looking for real work-from-home jobs and…
How to scam-proof your taxes
How to scam-proof your taxes Money & Credit May 3rd, 2018
Happy New Year, it's tax fraud season again! This may not be what you want to hear this week, but…
Packages ready for delivery
6 ways to stop package thieves from striking your home Scams & Rip-Offs March 6th, 2018
With an ever-growing number of people shopping online, there are a lot of packages being delivered to people's homes. That's…
Western Union, Better Business Bureau team up to stop scams
Western Union, Better Business Bureau team up to stop scams Scams & Rip-Offs March 6th, 2018
Western Union has a new partnership with the Better Business Bureau aimed at thwarting wires before money makes it into…
Fake package tracking notification could be malware
Fake package tracking notification could be malware Mobile & Electronics March 6th, 2018
An ugly email virus scam masquerading as a delivery notice could foul up your finances this Christmas season. Now's a…
Warning: Do NOT buy these dietary supplements
Warning: Do NOT buy these dietary supplements Health March 2nd, 2018
Scammers are targeting Americans who are addicted to opioids by marketing phony treatment options, according to a new warning from…
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS Taxes February 27th, 2018
The IRS has a new warning about fake tax refunds being deposited into the bank accounts of taxpayers. Most of…
4 hidden factors that help determine your auto insurance premiums
4 hidden factors that help determine your auto insurance premiums Insurance February 20th, 2018
In the continuation of a disturbing trend, your driving record is becoming less and less relevant to setting your auto…
Valentine's Day Scams
Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love! Scams & Rip-Offs February 12th, 2018
Valentine's Day is a popular time for people who are hoping to find love online. But while you might be looking…
Identity Theft
10 things you must do if your identity is stolen Protect Your Rights & Identity February 12th, 2018
As cliché as it may sound, I never thought I would be a victim of identity theft. I have always…
9 places you should never use a debit card
9 places you should never use a debit card Money & Credit January 29th, 2018
Debit cards are a popular alternative to credit cards, because they only allow you to spend what you have in…
The $14 car rental junk fee that’s so easy to avoid
The $14 car rental junk fee that’s so easy to avoid Cars September 19th, 2017
Next time you're renting a car, be sure you're not being charged a refueling junk fee even after you refill…
ATM fees on the rise
ATM fees on the rise Money & Credit September 7th, 2017
I have only paid an ATM charge once in 21 years, back in June 1996 in Moab, Utah — and…
Every three hours, an online dater gets scammed
Every three hours, an online dater gets scammed Scams & Rip-Offs June 22nd, 2017
In today's digitally-connected world, online dating has become more popular than ever. In fact, more than 15% of American adults say…
10 scary scams targeting seniors and how to avoid them
10 scary scams targeting seniors and how to avoid them Scams & Rip-Offs May 26th, 2017
Crimes against the elderly continue to skyrocket each year, as criminals continue to find more ways to carry out both new…
Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money
Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs April 12th, 2017
Criminals are constantly finding new ways to con Americans out of money, and the latest attempt involves thieves claiming to be…
Want to help Hurricane Matthew victims? Watch out for charity scams
Want to help Hurricane Matthew victims? Watch out for charity scams Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
Hurricane Matthew is making headlines, as many Americans prepare for the heavy winds and flooding that could potentially come with…
Why you shouldn’t plug your phone into just any USB charging station
Why you shouldn’t plug your phone into just any USB charging station Mobile & Electronics March 22nd, 2017
We've all had that panic moment: when you realize your phone is about to die and you either don't have…
Massive Twitter hack hits millions: Here are 5 ways to keep your information safe
Massive Twitter hack hits millions: Here are 5 ways to keep your information safe Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
The data of almost 32 million Twitter users was breached last week, exposing email addresses, usernames and passwords and were purportedly put…
9 tips to give effectively after the tragedy in Orlando
9 tips to give effectively after the tragedy in Orlando Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
Following the tragedy this weekend in Orlando, many across America and the world are wondering how they can help. Forty-nine…
The places you should never use a debit card
The places you should never use a debit card Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
Debit card account fraud is on the rise. I want to tell you the best way I know to protect…
Beware of “romance scams” around Valentine’s Day
Beware of “romance scams” around Valentine’s Day Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
With Valentine's Day approaching fast, I've got a real heartbreaker to share with you that centers around the dangers of…
Beware of the one ring scam on your phone
Beware of the one ring scam on your phone Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
That missed call on your cellphone could cost you $30…but maybe not in the way you think. One of my…
Utility Shutoff Scams Surging in Popularity Again
Utility Shutoff Scams Surging in Popularity Again Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
There are a couple of popular scams going around the country right now that you need to know about. The…
Avoiding big fees for using your phone overseas
Avoiding big fees for using your phone overseas Travel March 22nd, 2017
Since the first iPhone was introduced, consumers have been going overseas and coming back home to exorbitant cell phone bills.…
Natural disasters bring out the bogus relief charities
Natural disasters bring out the bogus relief charities Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
RIP-OFF ALERT: Anytime there is a tragedy in the world, you see how generous humans being are.  I recently shared…
Natural disasters bring out the bogus relief charities
Timeshare resale outfit shut down by FTC Travel March 22nd, 2017
A timeshare resale outfit that claimed it had ready buyers in the waiting has been shut down by the Federal…
Qualified buyers for your timeshare may be a mirage
Qualified buyers for your timeshare may be a mirage Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
The timeshare market is a broken industry that may not recover during our lifetime. That has created a lot of…
4 hot scams targeting international travelers
4 hot scams targeting international travelers Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
Americans are set to travel overseas this spring and summer in what could be record numbers. That's great news because…